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    DescriptionIs love worth betraying everything? Plunge into the second adventure in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and "prepare to be hooked" ("Entertainment Weekly"). Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go--especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil--and also her father. To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings--and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father? In this breathtaking sequel to "City of Bones," Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.


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    Title
    City of Ashes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cassandra Clare
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 453
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416914297
    ISBN 10: 1416914293
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: F13+
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC E4L: FAN
    BIC subject category V2: YFH
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Book Type: JF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: AMER3750
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AQ
    Libri: ENGL3050
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/NEWYRK
    B&T General Subject: 218
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/NYNEWY
    B&T Approval Code: X18310000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV018000, JUV037000, JUV058000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.2.2.0.0
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PZ7.C5265 CGA 2008
    Thema V1.0: YFH, YFD
    Publisher
    Margaret K. McElderry Books
    Imprint name
    Margaret K. McElderry Books
    Publication date
    01 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "A gorgeous fantasty that's so good, it's dangerous." -- Holly Black
    Review text
    In City of Bones (2007), normal teenager Clary discovered she was a Shadowhunter, long-lost daughter of murdering megalomaniac Valentine - and therefore the sister of her new boyfriend Jace. Now she's caught up in the dangerous politics of the Downworld, where Jace is suspected of treason, non-human kids are being ritually murdered and best friend Simon is transforming into a werewolf. Clary must protect Simon, save Jace from a vindictive Downworlder Inquisitor, prevent Valentine from building an unstoppable demon army and fight her undiminished passion for Jace. The prose is exceedingly purple: Eyes are always paint chips, black pits or jewels in a spider's web; ichor-leaking demons have voices like shattering glass; fairies have hair like autumn leaves or poison green skin. But this action-packed tale uses melodrama and florid descriptions to good effect, crafting emotional tension and heart-wrenching romantic dramas. Readers of urban fantasy will devour this deliciously overwrought adventure. Despite hints that Jace's parentage is in question, the incestuous overtones might be too disturbing for some. (Fantasy. YA) (Kirkus Reviews)